The coronavirus situation

Information and advice about the coronavirus situation from Norwegian authorities.

Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Olaug Vervik Bollestad (CDP)

Minister of Agriculture and Food

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food has chief responsibility for food policy and agricultural policy. Agricultural policy covers land utilisation, agriculture and forestry, reindeer and other animal husbandry, and development of new agriculture based industries.

Documents

A strategy for viable populations of wild bees and other pollinating insects

National Pollinator Strategy

The Norwegian Governments National Pollinator Strategy is now available in english. The strategy has been developed by the Norwegian Ministry of Agriculture and Food, in collaboration with the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment, the Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation, the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Norwegian Ministry of Defence, the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research and the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.

The Government's Bioeconomy Strategy

The Government's Bioeconomy Strategy is now available in english. The strategy was developed in a collaboration between the Ministries of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Agriculture and Food, Climate and Environment, Education and Research, Local Government and Modernisation, Petroleum and Energy, Transport and Communications and Foreign Affairs.

News from the Ministry

Frøene pakket og lagret i hvelvet.

Successful seed deposit despite the pandemic

30/10/2020: In the midst of the ongoing global pandemic, gene banks are sending backup copies of their seeds to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. This week, around 15,000 new bags of seeds from eight gene banks were safely placed on the shelves in the seed vault.

Minister of Agriculture and Food Olaug Vervik Bollestad

A Task for Eternity

02/11/2020: Deep inside a mountain on an island in the Svalbard archipelago, halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, more than one million seeds of crops from around the world are stored in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. The storage facility thus contains the world’s largest backup collection of seed samples. By establishing the Seed Vault, Norway has taken on a global task that will never be completed. The best way to manage this responsibility is to do so in an eternal perspective.